Findings on happiness in Dehejia et al. (2007): study US 1987

Author(s)Dehejia, R.; DeLeire, T.; Luttmer, E.F.
TitleInsuring Consumption and Happiness through Religious Organizations.
SourceJournal of Public Economics, 2007 Vol. 91, 259 - 279
Public19-60 aged general public USA, followed 5 years 1987-88 to1992-94
Collect period1987-1988
Last assesment1994
Last collect period1992-1994
Survey nameUS-NFSH waves 1+2
 Combined waves: Wave 1: 1987-1988 Wave 2: 1992-1994 Religious attendance measured with combined CEX surveys of 1986-2000
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =5716
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Next are some questions about how you see yourself and your life. Taking all things together, how would you say things are these days? 1 very unhappy 2 3 4 5 6 7 very happy
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication263
Finding used in
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Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Change in household incomeshow  Change in income level